The Minister of Justice, Sergiu Litvinenco, requested that Romania help to reform the justice sector through the prism of a collaboration with the Romanian experience. who were involved in the reform of justice in Romania and set up a functional system, in his vision, to fight corruption.
“We continue to rely on Romania’s support in the process of reforming the judiciary. I have followed the follow-up it has in strengthening anti-corruption institutions and I reiterate our interest in taking over good practices, especially in the field of corruption. ” declare Sergiu Litvinenco, during a meeting held on Wednesday evening with the Romanian Ambassador to Chisinau, Daniel Ioniță.
In his turn, the Romanian diplomat said that both Romania and the European Union want to support the reform of the judiciary in the Republic of Moldova in order to ensure the independence of the legal system and increase the degree of trust of citizens in the judiciary and state institutions. Ionita reiterated that the Republic of Moldova is a priority for Romania and will continue to support this European.
During the meeting, Minister Litvinenco reviewed the main actions taken by the Minister’s mandate and the presentations of the ministry’s priorities in the field of justice. Among them are the verification of the integrity of the candidates for the positions of member of the Superior Council of Magistracy (SCM) and the Superior Council of Prosecutors, the external evaluation of magistrates from the Republic of Moldova (vetting procedure), but also the reform of the prosecutor’s office.
Justice sector reform is one of the current priorities of the government, but the mission is not at all easy in the face of strong opposition from those who are part of the kleptocratic system in Chisinau, including in the area of magistrates. The EU also urged the Republic of Moldova not to rush into this external assessment, which should clean up the system of magistrates with integrity problems, due to difficulties that may arise in finding new magistrates to replace the demi-magistrates.
On this dimension, too, President Maia Sandu recently requested, during his visit on November 23 in Bucharest, that Romania help to prepare the future magistrates of the Republic of Moldova in the profile sales institutions in Bucharest.
Photo: Minister of Justice of the Republic of Moldova, Sergiu Litvinenco. Source / G4Media Mădălin Necșuțu